June 2024 Blog Posts (12)

Q&A with Canadian band of The 501 East, infectious love of blues and jazz influenced Americana, with 1960s grooves

"Music makes sense of our lives. It articulates intimations of emotional response. It helps explain happiness, sadness, tragedy, fear and joy. It puts a time stamp on socio-political events of the time. It is woven into the fabric of all our lives."

The 501 East: Canadian Session Aces Make The Right “Short Turn”…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 26, 2024 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Piper & The Hard Times (Al "Piper" Green & Steve Eagon), an eclectic and entertaining roots music group

"Man, I think music can help people heal and get through the ups and downs of life, and bring people together. We’ve all seen music bring about social change and impact the world. I truly hope our music is able to touch people."

Piper & The Hard Times: Fun & Passion!

The eclectic and entertaining roots music group Piper & the Hard…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 26, 2024 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with Norway-born guitarist Kid Andersen, one of the best blues musician todays and owner of Greaseland studio

"Blues is a musical language. It’s one that I fell in love with as a young man, and it has defined my life ever since then. Almost every human being in my life is there because of the path my love for blues music led me down."

Kid Andersen: Blues Spirits, Norway Soul

Chris “Kid” Andersen was born in Telemark, Norway in 1980. A blues fan since…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 21, 2024 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with British saxophonist John Helliwell (former Supertramp member), opens lyrical and soulful music doors

"Everybody likes music in some form and whether they know it or not, it gives succor to the soul."

John Helliwell: Music from the Heart!

John Helliwell is a multitalented English musician, saxophonist and occasional keyboardist, woodwind player, and background vocalist for the rock band Supertramp. He also served as an MC…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 18, 2024 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with Arizona-based Black Cat Bones (Charles Pitts and Jeff Daniels), a five-piece Rockin' Blues band

"Blues transcends any and all racial inequality, it pulls you in to a place where you can identify with the writer and what they might have been going through. Those struggles that we identify with fit any class or race of people. Which is one reason that Blues will never die."

Black Cat Bones: Blues Rock Experiences

Black Cat Bones is a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 18, 2024 at 11:00am — No Comments

Q&A with authentic, virtuoso musician Vince Lee, roots music with deepest love to early electric and country blues

"I have always been drawn to vintage music. Mostly from the 20s to the 50s so I am not well educated on anything much after that. If I get into a modern act, it’s probably because they have a vintage style or sound. I don’t worry too much about the future of this kind of music."

Vince Lee: All Abut The (Authentic) Blues

Vince Lee has been a…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 15, 2024 at 9:00am — No Comments

Q&A with singer/songwriter/musician Denise La Grassa - blending blues, roots and Americana, rock and souls

"Most definitely. People need a release from our war-torn world and division in America. I think the blues can help us release the anxiety and sadness around all the hard times we’re going through in this country and world. It’s a cathartic expression both in the song itself, and the movement that comes from hearing the music."

Denise La Grassa: Sundown Rising…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 14, 2024 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Q&A with veteran musician, Sam Joyner - internationally known for his Blues, R&B, Jazz, and Reggae Styling

"Blues originated in the African American communities of the Deep South, serving as a powerful expression of enduring hardships and fighting for equal rights. Later, It crossed racial barriers, influencing various music genres and artists. More so today but there have been many interracial families, black people who looked white as well as integrated communities."

Sam Joyner: A Distinct Musical…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 12, 2024 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with Italian singer/songwriter Daniele Perrino, burns our souls with different blues, nu soul and noir jazz flavors

"Music has always brought along the influences of all people and their own deepest roots. It’s part of their identity. I like to think of music as a simple well-being for the listener. Or even as a sound rebellion. Without burdening it with roles and rules that differs from its own nature."

Daniele Perrino: Soot Songs of Freedom

Born…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 12, 2024 at 10:00am — No Comments

Q&A with multi instrumentalist, singer/songwriter Lara Price, powerhouse female force in the soul blues scene

"Music is a life long journey of discovery. It’s the one thing that I will never stop being curious about. Music is a place for me to fall in love over and over again. I guess that makes me a bit of a junkie. I just want to play live music for as long as this life will allow."

Lara Price: Soul Blues American Dream…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 6, 2024 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Q&A with British keyboard player George Glover of Climax Blues Band - flown the flag with tremendous passion and style

"Listening to different music whilst travelling around the world is an education in it self and even if you don't speak the language you can communicate with music. Perhaps the politicians of the world should do the same then maybe there might be less problems in the world."

George Glover:

Keeping the Keys of Climax Blues…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 6, 2024 at 10:30am — No Comments

Q&A with multitalanted Rafe Klein of The Name Droppers, veteran rock ‘n’ rollers with the blues in their hearts

"A lot of songs can be inspired by social or current events. I want music to be something that takes the listener back to a familiar place or person, when they hear that song or music again."

Rafe Klein: Rock n' Blues Starshine

Veteran rock ‘n’ rollers with the blues in their hearts, The Name Droppers, have toured the world backing blues rock…

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Added by Michael Limnios Blues Network on June 1, 2024 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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